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Ashraf Ghani Races to Make His Mark on Presidency in Afghanistan - New York Times
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:33:12 GMT

New York Times

Ashraf Ghani Races to Make His Mark on Presidency in Afghanistan
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is a man in a hurry to break from his predecessor's governing style. Best not make him late. He drove the point home this month when he started a meeting without the prominent and widely ...
A NEW PAGE FOR AFGHANISTAN?Daily Sabah
Moving beyond the new deal in AfghanistanHindustan Times
Afghanistan: A Dangerous Projection of Presidential InaugurationCenter for Research on Globalization

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US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos - The Guardian
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:57:12 GMT

The Guardian

US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos
The Guardian
The return of the US to war in Iraq raises the stakes for the case. Unlike in 2012, when Panetta certified that the release of the photographs would endanger the US military in Afghanistan, some 1,600 US troops are also now in Iraq again, this time to ...
Obama Withholding 2100 Iraq and Afghanistan Torture Photos 'Worse than Abu ...International Business Times UK
Judge Slams Obama Administration for Hiding Torture Photos From Iraq ...RIA Novosti
Remember the Abu Ghraib Torture Pictures? There are More That Obama ...Newsweek
Carbonated.tv (blog)
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Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high - The Guardian
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:45 GMT

The Intercept - First Look Media

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high
The Guardian
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the US $7.6bn (4.7bn), according to a US government watchdog. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew ...
This map shows all the areas in Afghanistan where poppy production roseWashington Post
Surprise: US Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going WellThe Intercept - First Look Media
The War in Afghanistan is Far from OverJust Security
The Diplomat -Aljazeera.com -KPRC Houston
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It's official: the US drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure - Washington Post (blog)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:02:59 GMT

Patriot Post

It's official: the US drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure
Washington Post (blog)
The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The Afghan opium poppy ...
The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem ...LA Daily News
Poppy Industry Grows Back in AfghanistanPatriot Post
US spent $7.6B against Afghan poppy...to no availCNBC
The Weekly Standard (blog)
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UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan - BBC News
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:04:53 GMT

BBC News

UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan
BBC News
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army has told the BBC. Gen Sir Peter Wall said they thought they had a "reasonable force" for their limited objectives, but he now admits ...
Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for ...Telegraph.co.uk
British troops in Afghanistan 'so stretched at times commanders feared a massacre'Western Morning News
Army chiefs 'put troops at risk of massacres in Afghanistan'Express.co.uk
Daily Mail -Keighley News
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Afghanistan's new president to visit China next week: Chinese FM - CCTV
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:40:51 GMT

Livemint

Afghanistan's new president to visit China next week: Chinese FM
CCTV
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, will pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday, his first foreign visit since taking office last month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday ...
Obama Invites Afghanistan's New Leaders to USABC News
Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani's first trip abroad will be to ChinaEconomic Times
Afghanistan's new President Ahmadzai choses China for his first official ...Famagusta Gazette

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Afghanistan's Demographic Drought - Foreign Policy
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:13:21 GMT

Foreign Policy

Afghanistan's Demographic Drought
Foreign Policy
Although it was the first methodologically rigorous survey in the country, the representative data it yielded was limited in scope, as it was based on interviews with only about 21,000 sedentary households; Afghanistan's nomad population was not included.



Maine Air National Guard unit home from Afghanistan - WCSH-TV
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:44:51 GMT

WCSH-TV

Maine Air National Guard unit home from Afghanistan
WCSH-TV
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After serving in the Maine Air National Guard in Afghanistan for six months, 30 airmen flew home Tuesday night. Members of the 243rd Engineering Installation Squadron arrived at the Portland Jetport around 11:30 ...
243rd Engineering Installation Squadron Returns from AfghanistanReadMedia (press release)
30 Airmen will be landing in Maine after serving 6 months in AfghanistanWGME
30 Maine Guard members home from Middle EastWestport News
WMTW Portland
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With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan - NPR
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:55:21 GMT

With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan
NPR
The uncertainty around Afghanistan's protracted presidential election hit the country's already fragile economy hard. There are estimates that up to $6 billion of business and investment was lost. Vendors and shopkeepers in Kabul say revenue was down ...



Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan's North - New York Times
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:10:09 GMT

New York Times

Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan's North
New York Times
CHAHAR DARA, Afghanistan The last time Afghans in the northern province of Kunduz felt so threatened by the Taliban was in 2009, just before President Obama deployed thousands of troops to push the insurgents back from the outskirts of the province ...
In Afghanistan's north, Taliban gains ground and courts local supportDaily News & Analysis
In Afghan north, Taliban gains groundReuters UK
In Afghan north, Taliban gains ground and courts local supportDaily Press

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